Create short dance pieces

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUACHR402, 'Create short dance pieces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Create short dance pieces' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan and compose dance pieces

1.1 Clarify intention of dance pieces with relevant personnel

1.2 Take account of movement elements and how they relate to dance styles when translating intention into choreographic plans

1.3 Agree on aspects of staging and performance and notate them on plans

1.4 Ensure safe dance practices are incorporated into plans and followed during classes, rehearsals and performances

1.5 Incorporate dance culture and terminology into dance composition process

2. Demonstrate choreography and prepare for staging performances

2.1 Ensure intentions in dance plans are brought into three-dimensional reality

2.2 Demonstrate and express appropriate movement ideas and movement styles from plans

2.3 Review and modify ideas and movement elements to produce well-crafted dance pieces

2.4 Use content, phrasing and flow to maximise interest throughout dance pieces

2.5 Select appropriate music, costumes and props to enhance movement intention

2.6 Prepare performance space allowing for well-defined entrance, exit and audience orientation

2.7 Ensure dancers, dancing and aspects of staging combine to create a creative experience and audience affect

3. Evaluate dance pieces

3.1 Improve and modify the dance-creation process through self-evaluation and consultation with relevant personnel

3.2 Document the review process appropriately

3.3 Discuss strengths and weaknesses of dance pieces with relevant personnel and identify strategies for improving own techniques

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUACHR402 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUA40211 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management
  • CUA40313 - Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management